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Removing pubic hair while in menses

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I would like to enquire regarding the removal of pubic hair. Is it permissible whilst menstruating? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh It is disliked to remove unwanted hair in the state of menses.[1]It is also disliked not to remove unwanted hair beyond forty days. Ensure… read more »

Consuming a haram morsel

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I am aware of the Hadith regarding Salah not being accepted for forty days for the one who drinks an alcoholic beverage. What is the authenticity of the following Hadith which states a similar punishment for one who consumes haram food? من أكل لقمة من حرام لم تقبل منه صلاة أربعين ليلة Whoever consumes a… read more »

A follow up query regarding the narration ‘The earth and heaven weep when a Believer passes away’

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Regarding your answer on ‘The earth and heaven weep when a Believer passes away‘, some narrations mention that the earth weeps for forty days. Please mention this narration and the authenticity.   Answer Hereunder are narrations which specifically mention forty days: 1) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said, “It used to be said, ‘The… read more »

Offering Esha Salah in congregation for forty days in any masjid

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عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ ‏ “مَنْ صَلَّى فِي مَسْجِدٍ جَمَاعَةً أَرْبَعِينَ لَيْلَةً لاَ تَفُوتُهُ الرَّكْعَةُ الأُولَى مِنْ صَلاَةِ الْعِشَاءِ كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِهَا عِتْقًا مِنَ النَّارِ‏”‏ ‏   Answer This is recorded by Imams Ibn Majah and Abu Ya’la (rahimahumallah) with a weak chain. After… read more »

Blowing of the trumpet

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Will there be two or three breaths in the horn, what will be the moments associated with the blowing in the horn?   Answer Allah Ta’ala says: The trumpet will be blown and everyone in the heavens and the earth will fall unconscious, except those who Allah Ta’ala chooses. Then it will be blown a… read more »